Patents Examined by Patrick F Riegler
  • Patent number: 10180764
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying a social timeline are described. A method for modifying a social timeline includes generating data to display a timeline graphic. The time graphic includes a chronology bar that is associated with at least two dates. The method further includes associating image data with the at least two dates to display images along the timeline graphic. The images describe a life story of an account holder. The method includes generating data to allow the account holder to post a comment to the life story along the timeline graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Halliday, Christopher Lunt
  • Patent number: 10181105
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a display system and a workflow adapter in communication with the display system. The workflow adapter identifies an object within a network. The workflow adapter then received a selection of the object. In response to receiving the selection of the object, the workflow adapter creates a custom group that includes the object. The custom group is a loose association of objects within the network and does not exist as a separate object within the network. The workflow adapter then performs an operation on the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin John Dziuba, Keith Wilson Fulton, Edwin Charbel Baladi
  • Patent number: 10168875
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface control groups and provide a method, system and computer program product for rendering a set of user interface controls with dynamic content in a GUI. In one embodiment, the invention can include a data processing system including a set of user interface controls and control data including a set of cumulative selection metrics for each user interface control in the set. Each user interface control in the set, in turn, can include a label and an indicator of cumulative metrics for the user interface control. For instance, the set of user interface controls can include a set of radio buttons in a radio button control group. As another example, the set of user interface controls can include a set of check boxes in a check box control group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Muller, Andrew L. Schirmer
  • Patent number: 10088972
    Abstract: Techniques and architectures for implementing a team of virtual assistants are described herein. The team may include multiple virtual assistants that are configured with different characteristics, such as different functionality, base language models, levels of training, visual appearances, personalities, and so on. The characteristics of the virtual assistants may be configured by trainers, end-users, and/or a virtual assistant service. The virtual assistants may be presented to end-users in conversation user interfaces to perform different tasks for the users in a conversational manner. The different virtual assistants may adapt to different contexts. The virtual assistants may additionally, or alternatively, interact with each other to carry out tasks for the users, which may be illustrated in conversation user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Fred A Brown, Tanya M Miller
  • Patent number: 10078413
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to task bar management and provide a method, system and computer program product for graphical association of task bar entries. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically associating a window with a task bar entry in a windowing operating system GUI can be provided. The method can include rendering multiple windows in a z-space sequence in a desktop of the windowing operating system graphical user interface and detecting a proximity event for an entry in a task bar for the windowing operating system graphical user interface. In response to detecting the proximity event, a corresponding one of the windows in the desktop can be highlighted without re-ordering the z-space sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 10055681
    Abstract: Techniques for mapping actions and objects to tasks may include identifying a task to be performed by a virtual assistant for an action and/or object. The task may be identified based on a task map of the virtual assistant. In some examples, the task may be identified based on contextual information of a user, such as a conversation history, content output history, user preferences, and so on. The techniques may also include customizing a task map for a particular context, such as a particular user, industry, platform, device type, and so on. The customization may include assigning an action, object, and/or variable value to a particular task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Fred A Brown, Tanya M Miller, Megan Brown, Verlie Thompson
  • Patent number: 10049094
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal including: a camera; a touch screen; and a controller that outputs to the touch screen a keypad that includes at least one graphic object of a first graphic object in conjunction with an optical character reader (OCR) function relating to the camera and a second graphic object in conjunction with a photographing function relating to the camera, in which the first and second graphic objects are together displayed on the keypad or one graphic object of the first and second graphic objects is displayed on the keypad, and in which, in a case where one graphic object of the first and second graphic objects is displayed on the keypad, based on application of a predetermined-type touch to the one graphic object, the controller changes one graphic object to the other graphic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Seol, Soyeon Yim
  • Patent number: 10031645
    Abstract: Systems, computer products, and methods are described herein for determining the applications and/or devices that a user users, or has used in the past, through a user computer system. The system categorizes the applications and/or devices related to one or more potential targets in which the user maybe interested and presents the targets to the user for selection by the user. The system monitors and aggregates information from the applications and/or devices related to the one or more desired targets and provides suggestions to aid in achieving the desired targets. The system allows the user to control, or may automatically control, the applications and/or devices related to the one or more desired targets in a central location. The aggregated information and/or one or more desired targets may be pushed to systems, applications, and devices, in order to act as filters or additional information for providing additional output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Caitlin Chrisman Bullock, Matthew Hsieh, Jaydev Ajit Kumar, Yaakov Lyubetsky, Yun Suk Paik, Heng Xu, Jimin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10027726
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device is provided, comprising: a screen; an input mechanism; at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the screen, the input mechanism, and the at least one non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to cause the device to provide at least one option for sharing images, where the sharing is performed utilizing face recognition information that is based on third party input of a third party that is provided by the third party into at least one other device in association with at least one face, the face recognition information being utilized in connection with the at least one option for sharing images based on a relation between a user of the device and the third party associated with the third party input, such that the face recognition information is only utilized in connection with the at least one option for sharing images if the relation exists between the user of the device and t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ozog Media, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Ozog
  • Patent number: 10027727
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device is provided, comprising: a screen; an input mechanism; at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the screen, the input mechanism, and the at least one non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to cause the device to display at least one option for sharing the face recognition information of the user of the device with at least one third party user of at least one other device, to cause display, on the at least one other device of the third party user, a plurality of images accessible via the at least one other device each including the face of the user of the device that has been recognized in the plurality of images accessible via the at least one other device utilizing the face recognition information of the user of the device that is based on the user input identifying the at least one image accessible via the device including the face of the user of the device, where the fac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ozog Media, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Ozog
  • Patent number: 10019136
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device (and associated method) is provided, comprising: a screen; an input mechanism; at least one non-transitory memory storing instructions; and one or more processors in communication with the screen, the input mechanism, and the at least one non-transitory memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to cause the device to display, utilizing the screen of the device, a plurality of indicia each including at least a portion of an image including a face; receive, utilizing the input mechanism of the device, a user input indicating a selection of at least one of the plurality of indicia including at least a portion of a first image including a first face; and after receiving the user input indicating the selection of the at least one of the plurality of indicia, display, utilizing the screen of the device, a set of images each including the first face that has been recognized in at least one of a plurality of images accessible via the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ozog Media, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse Ozog
  • Patent number: 10001899
    Abstract: Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) support the collaborative generation of life stories by helping the user view the development of the life stories of other users and facilitating interaction with them through these GUIs. A GUI according to a first type helps the user keep track of recent life stories and comments posted by other users of the collaborative system, and a GUI according to a second type helps the user view life stories of any user in a chronological manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Halliday, Christopher Lunt
  • Patent number: 9996368
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for creating, editing, and generating operating manuals utilizing scripts. Operations performed by an author during manual creation are saved as scripts. The operations are replayed when regenerating or modifying the manual. When replaying the script of the operating manual, the script may be stopped at convenient points to add additional operations and/or modifications. These additional operations and/or modifications are also recorded as scripts to enable generation of the edited/modified manual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karim Hamzaoui, Ryo Kamimura, Kentaro Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 9996216
    Abstract: A platform is provided to capture data displayed on a screen of a graphical user interface. The platform can find relevant foreground windows and determine whether the windows belong to a monitored process. The platform can also identify the context of the screen and record any changes. Related system, method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: medCPU, Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Velan, Eyal Ephrat
  • Patent number: 9981193
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to analysis of movement that is electronically captured and recognition of which movement was performed for purposes of evaluation. This type of motion capture, analysis and evaluation can have applicability across a number of fields, such as healthcare, entertainment, communication, and manufacturing. The recognition can occur once movement information collected from sensors is inputted into the system. The system can then analyze the movement information to determine what the movement is. In some games, such as sports games, movement recognition can provide feedback to a user about what they are doing. In other games, such as dance games, movement recognition can allow for users to dance a move from a set of moves providing for a more entertaining game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Isaac Adams, Matthew C. Boch, Marc A. Flury
  • Patent number: 9974467
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Kevin Will Chen, David Chance Graham, Daniel S. Keen, Justin Shane Rushing, T. Allan Shortlidge, Anton M. Davydov, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Zachury Minjack, Dennis S. Park, Brian Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9953450
    Abstract: There is described a method for creating an animation, comprising: inserting at least one icon within a text related to the animation, the at least one icon being associated with an action to be performed by one of an entity and a part of an entity, at a point in time corresponding to a position of the at least one icon in the text, and a given feature of an appearance of the at least one icon being associated with one of the entity and the part of the entity; and executing the text and the at least one icon in order to generate the animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NAWMAL, LTD
    Inventors: Hervé Lange, Frédéric Brunel, Benoit Peltier
  • Patent number: 9933914
    Abstract: An approach is provided for associating applications, such as widgets, with content and actions. The approach specifies a hierarchy of content and/or actions to be presented and/or executed by a first widget based on state information of a second widget. This hierarchy is stored in an association framework for retrieval by active widgets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Antero Nurmi, Oleg Kozitsyn
  • Patent number: 9921728
    Abstract: A screen providing device and a method of providing a user interface (UI) are provided. The method includes operations of selecting a service to be provided via a service providing device; selecting a UI configuring element stored in a database, based on the selected service; and displaying on a screen a UI comprising the UI configuring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Shim, Ji-hyeon Kweon, Kang-min Lee, Yeon-hee Lee, Sun-mi Jin
  • Patent number: 9910584
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method for enhancing a display effect of an electronic device. The method includes: displaying a first part of the display interface in a display area, the first part of the display interface including a first part of the background image and P icons and Q folders located on the first part of the background image; obtaining a first manipulation operation on a first folder of the Q folders, a first sub-area of the display interface containing the first folder occupying a first display area of the display area on the display unit; executing a zoom-in instruction according to a predetermined scale in response to the first manipulation operation; displaying the first sub-area in a second display area of the display area when the zoom-in instruction executed is ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Chen Ma